Call Me Tuesday is well written, flowing seamlessly from chapter to chapter. For the first half, I could not put the book down. Not because I enjoyed what I was reading, but because I could not believe what I was reading. What a HORRIBLE excuse for a mother. I wanted so badly for someone to stand up for Tuesday, especially her father. And what in the world were her brothers thinking?
As the book went on, I found myself frustrated with Tuesday because she only told one friend what was going on. I also felt angry because the mother’s unforgivable behavior was explained away as the result of a brain injury. And not one teacher found Tuesday’s physical condition suspicious? As a former teacher, it drove me nuts.
Despite the roller coaster of emotions this book took me on, I’m glad to have read it, and my heart goes out to Ms. Byrne. If you enjoy heart-breaking memoirs and true crime, you will likely enjoy this book.